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Welcome to the Innovative Blog, a place where our Springfield cosmetic dentists, Dr. Grant Olson and Dr. Megan will discuss the latest in dentistry. Our team will update you on recent dental news, tips, and events going on at our practice. We hope the information we share will be useful in helping you learn more about our dental practice and the services we provide, and that you will ultimately have an even greater understanding of what advanced dental care can achieve.

If you have any questions, or if you would like more information on anything you read about in this blog, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you in any way we can – our staff is excited and ready to hear from you!


You are unsatisfied with your smile and want straighter teeth, but you don’t want to waste your time or money. Maybe you’ve considered braces, Invisalign, Candid or even Smile Direct Club. Before you decide which route is best for you, read about three things will save you from frustration with dentistry and help you get the most life out of your new smile! A straight smile with undiagnosed decay and infection will become extremely costly […]

Dec 13

Tooth stains and discoloration can be caused by a variety of different factors, the most common of which include many foods and beverages you might consume on a regular basis: Coffee Tea Soda Red Wine Berries Tomato Sauce Soy Sauce Beets In addition to these substances, the use of tobacco products, certain medications—including many antibiotics—and simply the natural process of aging can lead to gradual yellowing and/or darkening of teeth. Fortunately, there are a variety […]

We have all lost teeth before. As children, our teeth fell out and maybe we put them under the pillow for the tooth fairy or ran to our parents to show them the pearly white in our palm. But most of us now cringe at the thought of losing a tooth for good reason. A knocked out tooth not only causes pain and provides a nuisance but also necessitates emergency dental care. If you lost […]

Mar 1

Most of us know how George Washington wore dentures for most of his life, but contrary to popular belief, they were made from ivory, not wood. People have been using dentures made of various materials for hundreds of years. The team at Innovative Dental takes a look back into the history of these dental replacements. The First False Teeth Archaeologists have found evidence of rudimentary dentures in many different cultures all around the world. The […]

Feb 11

At Innovative Dental, our top priority is your oral health, but we usually only see you once a year. In between your annual visits, it is up to you to keep your teeth and gums in good shape. While many people brush and floss their teeth regularly, there is a bit more controversy on whether or not to use mouthwash. The team here at Innovative Dental wants to put any concerns you may have about […]

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[The most standout aspect of my experience] by far is how Dr. Grant was able to complete the entire procedure in a day. I remember when I injured myself in football and needed the original bridge, the procedure was very difficult and painful. Not so with Dr. Grant! My smile is much better now!
~Cal G.
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